International Women’s Day

International Women's Day Creative Workshop Photo
For the second event celebrating IWD in Nuneaton, Mel from Escape Arts led an art session with folk  at the Ramsden Centre.
The group had great fun with paints, brushes, stamps and sponges to create a piece of artwork to be displayed at a series of IWD events over the next two weeks.
We are proud to say lots of mess was made, laughter filled the room and everyone enjoyed the experience.
The session was made possible by Dawn from Grapevine Empowerment Service and Maxine who is the Community Development officer for Nuneaton and Wembroook. It was a great example of partnership working within the local community.
Find out what else is going on and how you can get involved.

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2018
International Women’s Day takes place every year on March 8th.

Take a look at events planned. Keep up to date with what is happening on the International Women’s Day – Nuneaton and Bedworth Face Book Page. 

Every one got the chance to share their thoughts on what would make an amazing local Day through Ideas Factories organised by our own Dawn Nicholls. More importantly people pledged their support to help make it happen!

Atherstone Speaking Up Group

Speaking Up Group
Atherstone Speaking Up group visited Atherstone Leisure Centre

They met with Peter Wheaton, Leisure Facilities Manager for North Warwickshire Borough Council, and some of the team.

Some of the group are regular users of the gym so gave Peter some feedback about what’s great about it, like friendly staff. But some of the group had not been in before and they explained their reasons – not being able to see signs about what’s on offer, for example.

They really enjoyed their time and felt that it helped Peter and the team to understand how to improve the service for everyone.

       Peter said ” The outcomes from the session will enhance the more general experience for the whole community which is a real positive outcome”.

The Big Paddle

The Big Paddle
Local community as equal partners in pool, play and support

Mel has been working with Coventry Sports Foundation to help encourage more people into the pool.  ‘The Big Paddle’ helps adults who are nervous about swimming to get confident in water. No swimming costumes were needed and help was on hand if needed. Tea and cake were provided afterwards as a treat for those who mastered their fears.

If you would like to try one of their FREE adult swimming lessons contact Natalie – for more details


Feel Good Community Walk in the Park

Back by popular demand! Local woman Melissa’s main aim of the Walk is to bring people together to spread Feel Good vibes and get everyone’s Feel Good chemicals supercharged.

Everyone is welcome so please bring your best smile, wear something amazing (fancy dress optional but most welcomed) and bring a friend…

As Melissa’s events are all about the community we have booked the a room at the Visitors Centre so we can get together over a brew and a slice of homemade cake.

Our Feel Good Ambassadors will be on hand to help you make some amazing random acts of kindness that you can give out on the gentle amble around the park

12-1:30 Feel Good Creative activities, tea, coffee and cake
1:30-2:00 Gentle Walk in the park spreading out Feel Good vibes

Events like this only happen with people like YOU!

If you would like to help we need donations of homemade cakes and some RAOK – party bubbles and dog treats went down well last time . If you can help please let us know what you are bringing so we don’t have too much of one thing!